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Arvut, Women and Kidush

An analysis of the concept of Arvut and how and why it does or doesn't apply to women. 

Hadlakat Neirot Shabbat

An analysis of the suggyot and key approaches in the Geonim and Rishoinim to the conceptual and halachik fundamentals of Hadlakat Neirot of Shabbat. The nature of the mitzvah is explored, as well as its relationship to the acceptance of the beginning of Shabbat.

May Women say Havdalah?

May women say Havdalah for themselves? A look at the sources. 

The Obligation to serve in Tzahal

One of the major issues of our time is the obligation to serve in Tzavah. There are segments of Jewish society that feel they are exempt from this obligation, Is there justification for this appraoch or not? What is the Torah approach to this crucial topic?

Bishul on Shabbat: An analysis of Keli RIshon and Keli Sheni

An analysis of the issues of Bishul on Shabbat- focusing on the definition of bishul and the categories of keli rishon and sheni.

Killing bees and mosquitoes on Shabbat

An in depth analysis of the halachah regarding the killing of mosquitoes, bees and other harmful creatures on Shabbat. A textual and conceptual clarification; with suggested halachik implications.

An Analysis of Habituation and its impact on kelacher yad and tefillin.

An Analysis of Habituation [and local practices] and its impact on kelacher yad and tefillin.

The Obligation of Women in Sefirat HaOmer

An analysis of the differing understandings of the Rishonim of mitzvat asseh shehazman geramah as well as the mitzvah of sefirat haomer, and the ramifications for the question of whether or not women are obligated in this halachah.

An analysis of Soter al menat livnot bimkomo

A conceptual analysis of one of the key sugyot in Shabbat- a nexus of issues relating both to specific melachot and general melechet machshevet issues.

Post-it notes on Shabbat: An analysis of Tofer& Kosher

Is there a problem with using post-it’s, sticky notes, flags and the like on Shabbat? Let’s analyze the primary sources and see.